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Dallas Taylor

Dallas Taylor is the grandson of a rum-runner, a valedictorian, a handyman, and a good Catholic girl. He lives and writes in Seattle, and builds things for a living in his spare time. In 2010, he attended the Clarion Writers’ Workshop.
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Why I Quit Watching Porn

I’m one of those people destined (or doomed, take your pick) to live mostly inside my head. And given my tendency to compulsion, my psyche is really good at laying tracks for the engines of my desire to run along. Every time I watched porn, another spike was driven, another tie cinched into place. Another length of track got laid down, training my brain that this was the way to Ejaculation Town. Continue reading

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A Year Ago, I Confessed Some of the Worst Things I’ve Ever Done to Women: Here’s What Happened

For those men who are taking this opportunity to re-evaluate the water we’ve all been swimming in all this time, I thought it might be useful to recount my experience of writing my confession, and what happened as a result. Continue reading

When Do You Stop Clapping?

When do you stop thinking the world will go on as it has, and start planning for contingencies that were science fiction two years ago? Continue reading

I Know Why Nero Fiddled

I also know that that probably didn’t happen. But whatever its authenticity, the image of the emperor playing the fiddle while Rome burned endures. In common usage, it means ‘to occupy oneself with unimportant matters and neglect priorities during a crisis.’ Like rearranging the deck chairs on the Titanic. But it’s not rearranging the deck … Continue reading

Why Thinking About Death Will Make Your Life Easier and Better

I imagine myself on my deathbed. The end is nigh. There’s no more time, no chance to change what’s come before.

What would I wish I had done? Continue reading

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